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This Entrepreneur Wanted a Full Revenue Stream in Retirement without Working

Franchising with Honest Abe Roofing is a great business path to have a full stream of revenue in retirement.

By his early twenties, Michael Faul went to college, began a power washing business, dropped out of college,  pursued a career in the Navy, and started a family. Ultimately, Faul ended up landing a promising career in retail as the GM of a Mercedes-Benz Dealership.

Even after 30 years of hard work, a career change, and supporting a family, Michael Faul was driven to do more and to live bigger. 

Now in his late fifties and planning to retire in a few short years, he isn't finished just yet. With all he has accomplished, Faul knew there was more he could do to set himself, and his family up for success. With a thirst for entrepreneurship, Faul took a leap to do more and is now the newest franchise owner of Honest Abe Roofing Brownsville!

“We all start to age at some point. I don't want to be in the same position as others when they retire with no revenue stream. So I started thinking of what I could do to create a revenue stream," says franchise owner Michael Faul. "When I retire, I want to retire and not work. I want to travel the world and be with my grandchildren wherever they are. But also, I really want to leave something to my children."

“I chose Honest Abe Roofing because, well, with the environment here [Brownsville, Texas], the wind blows all the time and there is a potential for hurricanes and things of that nature. Roofing is something people will always need. And with Honest Abe I can help provide and fulfill that need.”

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In 2007, Honest Abe Roofing started in a small-town America with one man and one dream. The founder and owner started the company based on his beliefs to help his fellow neighbors by providing professional and reliable roofing services. This combination alone thrust Honest Abe Roofing into franchising its first location in 2018. Since then, many entrepreneurs have flocked to Honest Abe Roofing because its proven success can provide people with solutions to their needs.

Michael Faul, a veteran, a family man, an entrepreneur, and the driving force behind Honest Abe Roofing Brownsville/Harlingen, is now redefining excellence in the roofing industry. As the newest franchise owner of Honest Abe Roofing, Faul is able to bring a professional and reliable company to the people in South Texas. 

“I have a vision, and that's to be your favorite roofer,” says Michael Faul. “I want to instill into the valley down here [Brownsville, Texas] that we are a professional, stable, local roofing company that people can admire. I want to become a favorite roofing company in the valley because a favorite to me means more than most. It means something when someone says ‘You're my favorite’. It's indisputable. You can't take that away. When people say Honest Abe Roofing Brownsville/Harlingen is my favorite roofing company, no one can dispute that or take that away. And that's my goal.”

Faul envisions Honest Abe Roofing Brownsville as more than just a service provider. It's a cornerstone of trust and a go-to name in times of need. It’s a company that not only provides solutions, but offers a helping hand in times of need. Additionally, Faul now has set himself to earn a full stream of revenue in retirement as a local owner of an Honest Abe Roofing Franchise.

Not only is his vision to help the people in the valley, but it's also to help his family create roots and build a successful company that can be passed along for generations.

About Honest Abe Roofing

Based in Terre Haute, Indiana, Honest Abe Roofing offers franchise opportunities to qualifying entrepreneurs.

Established in 2007 by Founder and CEO Kevin Newton, Honest Abe Roofing has seen exponential growth in the last 5 years. Honest Abe Roofing’s local franchise owners have continued to produce results that lead the roofing industry.

To learn more about Honest Abe Roofing, please visit For more information about franchising, please contact


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